Angelina College’s ‘Potty Parade’ raises money for local organizations

Angelina College’s ‘Potty Parade’ raises money for local organizations
Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - If you were on the Angelina College campus on Thursday then you might have ran into some decked-out toilets.

There were about nine toilets decorated for a goof cause. This event is called, the Potty Parade.

"This is just a creative way for different organizations on campus to earn money for either their own student organization or other identified organizations," AC Speech instructor, Sabrina Collins said.

Different organizations on Angelina College's campus turned a plain white toilet into a creative masterpiece.

"We're just amazed at the creativity that's behind each one of the designs," Collins said. "Some of them were playing music earlier, some had bubbles, and some have smoke. It's really amazing to see what people put together."

This is the second year the student organization AC Speaks has put on a Potty Parade.

"It gets more competitive every year," administrative assistant, Judy Somer said.

Each year picking a new theme seems to get more complicated for some.

"We didn't quite know how we were going to do it but between all three of us we decided to do the train and have things around him so people can know it was a Harry Potter theme. We call it Harry Potty.

The best thing about the Potty Parade is the purpose behind it.

Each toilet is raising money for a different organization in the community or on campus.

"It's just incredible for my students to get to know organizations and the services they provide," Collins said. "Every time someone does an entry for the Potty Parade, they get to learn more about the organizations that are represented."

This year's Potty Parade winner was Game of Thrones. The toilet was created by Angelina College's SGA.

This year the Potty Parade raised $763.89.

If you'd like to make a donation contact Collins at 936-465-2262.

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